Americans are known for their love affair with automobiles. The wide fins associated with cars from the 1950s. The muscle cars of the 1970s. The introduction of minivans for soccer moms in the 1980s. Cars today have better braking systems, more safety measures, better fuel economy, and more bells and whistles than ever. Yet there are still lemons out there. Florida had an Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices law addressing vehicles on the books, but the most recent legislative session has updated that law.
Florida law works to protect consumers from unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The law has a specific section relating to vehicles. That section was recently updated during this past legislative session. If a person buys a defective car from a dealer, House Bill 55 requires that “a claimant provide a demand letter to the motor vehicle dealer as a condition precedent to initiating civil litigation, including arbitration, against such dealer under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.”Read More